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United States History 
 Standard 2.Understands cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected people resulting from early European exploration and colonization
  
Topics1. Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the Americas; 2. Expansion, exploration, and conquest
   Level II (Grade 5-6)
  Benchmark 2.Understands aspects of the Spanish exploration, conquest, and immigration to the Americas in the centuries following Columbus (e.g., Spanish interactions with the Aztec, Inca, and Pueblo; the expeditions of Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in the American Southwest; the conquest of Spanish America)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  Spanish exploration of the Americas
B.  Spanish conquest of the Americas
C.  Spanish immigration to the Americas
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the interaction of Spanish explorers with the Aztec in the centuries following Columbus   
  2. Understands the interaction of Spanish explorers with the Inca in the centuries following Columbus   
  3. Understands the interaction of Spanish explorers with the Pueblo in the centuries following Columbus   
  4. Understands the expeditions of Cabeza de Vaca in the American Southwest in the centuries following Columbus   
  5. Understands the expeditions of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in the American Southwest in the centuries following Columbus   
  6. Understands aspects of the conquest of Spanish America in the centuries following Columbus   
  7. Understands aspects of the Spanish exploration of the Americas in the centuries following Columbus   
  8. Understands aspects of Spanish immigration to the Americas in the centuries following Columbus  A   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(BE,79;​AE,48;​LI,55-57;​NI,13,14)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   NCHS: U.S. History, Expanded Edition
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
N   NAEP: Framework 2006

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document